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Blues News From Portsmouth - September 2014 - CD Competition

Welcome to September

Another busy month coming up, with a batch of Walker Broad and solo gigs and
work started on the new solo CD "Every Penny Of The Deal"  

*** New CD Started and a Competition ***

At the weekend I started work on the long awaited new studio CD, with a
recording of a punchy / pacey slide guitar instrumental, played on my 1939
Kalamazoo KG-14. I'm planning on including a range of tracks on the CD some
strictly solo, some with special guests and the best couple of recording
from this years tour of France as bonus tracks. 

Now here's the competition bit, being an instrumental I don't have a an
obvious title for it from the lyrics, so I thought I'd throw it open to the
expertise of the members of my wider mailing list. Just before the weekend
Sandy (singer from Walker Broad) videod me playing a prototype of the tune
as I cleaned up the Kalamazoo in preparation for the recording, she
included it on her blog here: , so pop over and have
a listen then send in your suggestions for titles by email. 

The prize will be an mp3 of the pre-mastered version of the track, plus a
copy the CD when finished and a thank you mention on the CD cover.

Let see what you can come up with!

*** Southsea Folk & Roots Weekend ***

Southsea Folk & Roots returns this month on the weekend of the 27th and 28th
of September, I'm sure JR will be sending out a details email soon but I'd
just though I'd mention I (Andy Broad) will be opening for Aynsley Lister
Band on the Sunday evening and Walker Broad will be appearing on the
Saturday afternoon. Tickets are 
available from

*** James Needs A Heart Fundraiser Event ***

After a fantastic first gig at the Greyhound in Broughton over the weekend,
Burnt Ice are honoured to have been asked to provide the entertainment at
this fund rausing event for Great Ormand Street Hospital . 

Tickets are just 15.00 and include a buffet, live music from Burnt Ice  and
other entertainmant. Please come along and support this event.

*** September ***

Friday 5th September
The Square & Compass
Worth Matravers

Andy Broad - Solo Original Acoustic and Electric Blues

This gigs is always a crazy one, get down early and leave late!

Saturday 6th September - Evening
Pompey Beerex
Student Union Building
Cambridge Road

Andy Broad - Solo Original Acoustic and Electric Blues

A while since I did a Pompey beerfestival, I shall find a way to walk to
this one!

Sunday 7th September 12:30 to 3:30
Andy Broad's Blues Jam
The Auckland Arms , Southsea.

Al welcome as usual, do come down and play or listen.

Friday 12th September
The Phoenix Arms
The Walker Broad Band - Original Folk Blues and Jazz

Been having some good gigs here lately, I'm sure this will be no exception.

Saturday 13th September
The Red Lion 
The Walker Broad Band - Original Folk Blues and Jazz

We played here last Christmas, emphasising our blues side, this should be a
great gig.

Sunday 14th September
The Seahorse
Andy Broad Solo
Another of the regular Sunday afternoon music session that Warren the
landlord is keen to promote.

Saturday 27th September - Daytime
Southsea Folk & Roots Weekend
the Dockyard Club, Onslow Road, Southsea
Ron Trueman Border, The Walker Broad Band, Mary Jane Acoustic, Red Sky

Saturday 27th September
The Greyhound 
Burnt Ice - Raw Funky Contemporary Blues.

See above for details!

Sunday 28th September
Southsea Folk & Roots
The Dockyard Club, Onslow Road, Southsea

Aynsley Lister band + Andy Broad 

That's all for now, see you at a gig soon and send in those track title